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Call for a register of racists

Moloto Mothapo, spokesperson for the ANC Parliamentary caucus spoke to Stephen Grootes about the proposed register for racists.

This is a proposal by one of our Members of Parliament made during the debate on racism yesterday in the National Assembly.

Moloto Mothapo, spokesperson for the ANC Parliamentary caucus

He said it is a proposal worth considering.

There is a need for a criminalisation of racism.

Moloto Mothapo, spokesperson for the ANC Parliamentary caucus

Mothapo says Parliament will be dealing with the Hate Crimes Act and the Hate Crimes Bill should be able to provide for criminalisation of racism and any promotion of apartheid.

We believe the existing legislation does not go far enough in terms of discouraging acts of racism.

Moloto Mothapo, spokesperson for the ANC Parliamentary caucus

Since 1994, he says, the focus of society and the ANC has been about reconciliation and unity. Legislation now needs to be tightened up to discourage behaviour that causes divisions and dehumanisation of South Africans.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:


This article first appeared on 702 : Call for a register of racists


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